January 16 2010 Timely Tips

GARDENING CALENDAR

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE

BEXAR COUNTY  BY DAVID RODRIGUEZ

January 16, 2010

Continue to water and fertilize cool-weather annuals such as Cyclamen, Flowering Tobacco, Ornamental Cabbage, Pansies, Snapdragons, Stocks and Violas to encourage optimal growth and blooms.

Now is an excellent time to transplant mature or established trees and shrubs while they are dormant. Keep as much of its root system in tacked.

Select and purchase gladiolus corms early while the selection is best for February/March planting. Consider multiple plantings every second week to have a prolonged flowering period.

Don’t fertilize newly set out trees or shrubs until after they have started to grow, and then only very lightly the first year.

David Rodriguez is the County Extension Agent-Horticulture with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County. For more information, call the Master Gardener “Hotline” (210) 467-6575 or visit our County Extension website at https://bexar-tx.tamu.edu.

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